What is it do I, Kevin Durr, do?


I’m an avid field recordist, sound designer, musician, hardware FX modifier, and circuit bender.

I try my best to record all types of sounds .. familiar, strange and experimental. I often use multiple microphones and mic techniques to get an alternative and unique audio perspective to my recordings.


I release sound libraries as often as I can. I work with several media companies and provide sound effects, field recordings for film, video games, and music.

I primarily bring my Neumann KU100 Binaural Dummy Head stereo microphone and a mid-side microphone setup whenbodega bay 2 I’m out in the field.  As a long time admirer of Gordon Hempton’s work I have learned that binaural recordings aren’t just for headphone listening. If used right, binaural recordings can sound great on speakers and headphones. The Neumann KU100 has the ability to capture a realistic and an almost 3D sound to my recordings. Gordon Hempton won an Emmy with his Neumann Binaural Dummy Head(older model) which proves binaural isn’t a one trick pony in the field recording world. With a little creativity, experience and patience, there are no limits.

As of January 2018, I have been experimenting with double mid-side recording for surround sound projects. I use a combination of a Schoeps Schoeps miniCMIT hypercardioid mic(mid) with a Schoeps CMC 5U mic amplifier with an MK8 figure-8 capsule(side) and a Schoeps CCM 4 cardioid mic.

A Double Mid-Side Polar Pattern


I also experiment with a Jecklin Disk with a pair of omnidirectional microphones when I want a different and “more interesting” sound than the spaced pair/AB mic Emeryville Marina_Jecklintechnique.

For sound effects and foley my go to recording mic setup is mid-side(MS). I currently use a Schoeps miniCMIT hypercardioid/shotgun mic(mid) with a Schoeps CMC 5U mic amplifier with an MK8 figure-8 capsule(side).

Even though the previous mic techniques mentioned are my current standards I will experiment with ORTF, NOS, XY, and quad ambience.


I am available for sound design work or providing sounds for special projects.